Apr 19, 2022

Govts. shouldn't underestimate unexpected behavior of Covid-19! Featured

Although the world is currently experiencing the lowest death toll in two years, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adnom Gebraes stresses that the unpredictable behavior of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the inadequate national response could contribute to the continuing global epidemic.

These views were raised during the Eleventh Meeting of the Emergency Committee on Monday, April 11, 2022, convened by the Director-General of the World Health Organization under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) on the Corona virus (COVID-19) epidemic. There, the members and advisers of this emergency committee were convened through video conferencing.

The committee members and advisors were initially welcomed by the Director General. The Director-General also explained that the world has the tools to limit the transmission of epidemics, save lives and protect health systems.

 He expressed optimism about the current epidemic and said the world was experiencing the lowest death toll in two years. However, he pointed out that the unpredictable behavior and inadequate national response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus could contribute to the continuing global epidemic.

The Director-General emphasized the importance of government agencies in preventing the recurrence of the epidemic through the continued use of currently approved medical procedures (vaccination procedures) and public health and social measures (PHSM).

If these measures are followed, he said, it could enable the world to publish an updated strategic preparedness and response plan that provides the world with a future roadmap on how to end the Covid-19 emergency in 2022.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO)'s guidelines for the eradication of the Covid-19 epidemic clearly state that these measures should be taken to prevent infection and to slow the transmission of Covid-19.

01. Take the vaccines when you have the opportunity.

02. Stay at least 1 meter away from others, even if they show no signs of illness.

03. Wear a proper hygienic mask when physical distance is not possible or in poorly ventilated settings.

04. Choose open, well-ventilated spaces rather than closed ones. Open a window when indoors.

05. Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.

06. Cover your face when coughing or sneezing.

07. If you feel sick, stay at home until you recover.